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Nov 12, 2012 1:00am EST
>>> booktv recently sought with michael skerker of the u.s. naval academy to talk about his book an ethics of interrogation. this interview is part of book tv's college series. it's about 20 minutes. >> you are watching book tv on c-span2. one of the things we do in booktv is visit campuses around the country. it gives us a chance to talk with professors who are also authors and today we are at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis maryland and joining us is the author of this book, michael skerker an ethics of interrogation is the name of the book. published by the university of chicago press. professor skerker, what do you do with theb academy? >> i teach the ethics class all the youngsters have to take and a number to loss of one studies to request to reduce the ethics of interrogation in your book is the philosophical books worth how to interrogate?y >> guest: >> it is the principal question number one circumstances can the state asked.yyyyyyy then there are some practical dos and don'ts as well. >> what is the geneva convention that we always talk about? spec the gene
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Nov 12, 2012 1:20am EST
be very important because of pre-war because china as well as the united states u.s. to lift the asia first and second strategy which has become a major issue. while most of the british try t down play that role and i think in retrospect, both sides had this validity and the argument, and by the time china had becom very important toward the end o 1943, 1944 the nature of the  had changed because the u.s. original strategy was to drive the japanese to the western pacific to the edge to go north and through the japan homeland. but by the end of 1943 to 44 particularly after the battle o the philippines. so the land route which was urgently planned by china have become much less significant. so that's why it is very mplex. >> professor why did you plan the attack in china in 1937? >> that is a long story. to make it short, both japan an china were military and economically in the 1930's and japan has a very different national psyche than the chinese. there are big, divide
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
and they get familiar with them. that's what they use. they resist change and coordination. they resist trying to work together and that is the fundamental problem we have. >> we tried to switch off occasionally. i think one of the other issues i wanted to ask about was counseling because the coordination program as well as the transition gps program that the president has proposed and we are moving forward on call for the counselors and we know the problems and mental health, but how are we planning for the kind of counselors agree to be needed for this? because clearly they have to be cross trained in many ways understanding both systems as well as small business, etc.. how are we planning for the emerging of these kind of folks that are going to be critical to this but we don't have them in any great number. >> that, i think is the key to making this transition work is to have the counselors that are familiar both with veterans and the defense areas. what are the benefits, what are the opportunities that are available and be able to present that. so it is going to take some training of the
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Nov 12, 2012 7:30am EST
in the white house having different towns about posture. using the changes if he gets a second term? goes back to the tone he had before? >> i wrote about his policies around poverty and he stopped talking about poverty the last couple years. i would like to think he would go back to poverty in 2007. .. >> the low-income population grew 71%. the english language learning population grew 169%. these are the issues we have to address in this state. thank you all for joining us up. [laughter] >> this event took place at the 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information about the festival visit texasbookfestival.org. >> brooke stoddard joined booktv at george mason university in virginia to talk about his book, "world in the balance." mr. stoddard was one of the authors appearing at the fall for the book festival, held annually at the university. this is just under half an hour. >> and you're watching booktv tv on c-span2. we are on location at george mason university. university. every fall for the book festival called fall for the book. one of the authors who was speakin
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Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
excellent idea. unfortunately, only one-third of that is going to be used. so $200 million is going to go unspent that can go out and serve unserved america today. the same issue will be in front of us in 2013. that's what windstream's waiver is all about, is there other ways to think about this other than setting the 775 limit. and beyond that i think getting on to the model that we need going forward for universal service funding. the industry, the usta has put forth a model, but the fcc has to come up with their own model which will drive caf ii is what we're calling it, the connect america fund 2, so that's where the biggest bang for the buck will be in our business. because remember, as we looked at these more than minor changes in the financials of the telephone companies across the country, it was so important that we do these two things coincidentally. we kind of got a little bit out of sync. we've gotten one done very effectively, efficiently and fast. it's happen realtime, it's showing up in the numbers today, we've just got to work this usf thing out x it's about the cons
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
's panel which i was granted be a part in his tone was they are coming to get us and the only way that i could prepare you for when they come is when you come to light so be here and it was this kind of paranoid thing that i hadn't heard before. was 45 minutes long and i would never get away with that in new hampshire. [laughter] the first time god had a mention most 20,000 in and 40,000 minutes jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you right after the music come he comes out and says now it's time to take up the offering out of the gate and everyone cheered. i could use that in new hampshire. [laughter] there was a very weak kind of prayer and then a was over. i've never been at what was a church service where there was such a little god, jesus, religion and was all political and was all paranoid. they're coming to get us and we have to get ready. i'm not sure that i observed the insight that it gave me but it sure made me understand more about the fear that is out there and often behind the vitriol that we experience and i often, you know when someone comes at me eith
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
, one of which opened for steppenwolf among others for those of us old enough to remember them. his first film, rock and roll about rock music's part about groome and degette to bring communism down is airing this week will continue throughout this year .. "a patriot's history of the modern world," which in this case is 1898 tedious after the second world war. please join me in welcoming larry schweikart. [applause] >> well, thank you so much to the heritage foundation for inviting me here. it's an honor when i wish my father was alive to see. heritage is one of those great fashions of liberty and explains the collectivism. you probably didn't know you were getting somebody here that was the rock drummer. this became significant learning as a learning experience when i began working on this film. but all along my experience in the rock band were informative. i come astuteness i was in iraq and and we shared everything, had not been starved. when mike allen and i wrote a history of united states in 2004, we identified three major elements that made up american. nevertheless we never
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Nov 12, 2012 1:45am EST
for the people in the region and not just for us. that's why in the book i wanted them to inouye and then i wanted the american people to know that story. >> who was michael and what happened to him? >> a professor at the science of ucla who happened to leave before it arrived to work on my ph.d.. he had gone up in beirut and his family was on the faculty. though he had made a distinguished career in the united states she went home in the early 80's to lead the school during the period of particularly difficult times when it was structured to to the civil war and the israeli encouragement in 1982, sitting with hammes the school was under assault, there wasn't a lot of personal danger, but he believed that going back and running the school and providing an example of leadership has taught the crisis, was the best to do for the institution that he loved me and he gave us by january of 1984. >> by who and how? >> of the fanatical wing of hezbollah. the islamic jihad but comprised the lebanese with shia who had been underprivileged excluded from the politics and economics of the country and our
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00am EST
-spanc-span2. .. >> and middle east policy. well, joining us this week on "the communicators" is jeff gardner who has a couple of titles. number one, he's chairman of a group called u.s. telecom, and he's also president and ceo of the windstream corporation. mr. gardner, first of all, tell us what u.s. telecom is and what you represent. >> guest: well, we represent the telephone companies in the united states of america from the very biggest -- seizen, at&t -- to some of the very smallest. and what we try to do is really get together as a group, put together ideas so that we can really take care of our consumers in a better way. >> host: so when you talk about the small telephone companies, how many are there out here in the united states now? >> guest: there's thousands of telephone companies in the u.s. still, and so there's been plenty of consolidation, but there's still a lot of very small telephone companies. we have from verizon to small companies that are co-ops even involved in united states telephone association today. so still many different business issues as a part of that. we all
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
provide that 5 million jobs in the u.s., and they tend to -- your story aside they tend to be fairly high jobs, relatively high-paying jobs. they tend to be weighted towards the manufacturing sector, and so to the extent that we haven't really on the national scale at least at the federal government level, come up with a systematic way of trying to promote ourselves as a destination and there are certainly a lot of reasons beyond the cost of labor companies look to invest here and that has to do with education level, it has to do with putting the challenges aside some of the top educational institutions in the world. we have a legal system that protect investor rights, we have intellectual property rights that are very robust so there are other reasons companies look to invest and that's something we are trying to encourage around the world. the title of this is dillinger and opportunities and i think you leave out some of the challenges very well. one of the great opportunities and we don't know what the scale or the scope will be with shale gas and what we might see in the coming decade
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
for us because you write about our past and the impact in the city. thank you so much. >> oh, you're certainly welcome. [applause] >> yes. [applause] >> [inaudible] >> let's thank him. [applause] >> if you give us a couple minutes, we're going to set up for the autographing. if you want to buy a book, they are out that way. we have plenty of them. mr. wolff will be out there signing books. we're going to have to do away with personalization tonight if that's all right. please, please be understanding of that. anyway, thank you, all, we'll see you tomorrow night. [inaudible conversations] ♪ [inaudible conversations] >>> that was tom wolff from the miami book festival international. visit booktv.org for a complete schedule of the book fair coverage all weekend long november 17th and 18th. we have author talks, panel discussions, and interviewed scheduled as well as taking questions live throughout each day. check us out on twitter, facebook, e-mail us, or give us a call. >> here's a look at the books being publish this week: >> what i discovered is jefferson appears to be a man of
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am EST
to jump out of them. but to you, what was the most egregious? tell us a little bit about it. >> has been the most egregious story in the book is bob manning. manning is a 26 roofline in for the electorate power company in upstate new york on monday in february 1962, as he was coming down off the powerful, electricity got was a at first the pavement, paralyzed from the neck down. and about the next nice and when he called "the new york times" looking for help because they couldn't collect benefits 35 years later. but that's not really the egregious storytelling this book. the egregious story is the power company was sold. the insurance company was then sold and had a finding there were no refusal to pay benefits. i called them about that. he said to junot breed? they say we don't pay attention to what's in the newspapers. i said what about all the complaints? they said they never been a fan of judicial ruling, so they give them a walk after refusing to pay. it is ultimately pay some of the money. an insurance policy was a warren buffet company. the nurse comes around and reshooting hersel
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
if they had not met previously. when the woman replied that they had come a pat asked about her stay in the u.s. acquired wishers in the hallway. the woman explained she was returning in a few days and hope to catch a glance of the president before she went home. i've been arranged for the woman to be given a seat at the dinner so she could hear the speech. nixon then lost the hearts are continuing to the previous engagement. i use the story to be different type visit to exemplify several key points i wish to make about pat nixon and her public role. more particularly about her role as foreign diplomat. the path that a woman during one of her trial a second review. the traveling she does was the best part of her job as a political wife. sector, is not the wife of ambassador were statesmen. she was just a young woman who would come to the united states versus the second lady and had come to the united states to study. she treated everyone should not as if they were the most important person in the world. the people she met sensors and scared and responded to it. third, she was happiest in her ro
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Nov 12, 2012 6:30am EST
we are glad to have yell with us and we're glad had our authors with us. our all others are paul tough, author of how children succeed, meira levinson, author of no citizen left behind and michael brick, author of saving the school. there are some distinct austin and texas connections here. my name is mark, i am state representative from austin and member of the public education committee in the texas house and i want to start this discussion briefly with a little bit of edge occasional contacts. i got a press release from the texas indication agency a couple months ago that said that on the fourth grade science national assessment education abroad rests, texas, african-american students performed fourth best of all african-american students in the country, comparing hours to every other african american. hispanic students were the best on the fourth grade science naep. a anglo students were the eighth best of all the anglo students in the country. and i thought that is a pretty impressive record. it is a little different from what i expected actually. i went to the naep web site
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm EST
they were not the only people that could use it and we have what we know as today the internet. the telephone companies and the cable companies went to capitol hill and state legislatures and said we're going to build of this fabulous thing and there was a television ad that ran that i talk about where an old geezer like me but finn paulson to this motel, drops the satchel and says behind the desk king size beds entertainment, she looks at him and says every movie ever made in every language in every room. this was shot in the mojave desert. the rest of the world is doing that. the other has been made universal. america ranks 29th in the speed of its internet behind such leading industrial life of the world as moldavia and ukraine. we paid the highest prices in the world by far by one measure we take 38 times with the japanese pay for information. if you buy these packages, and i have one in my home, you pay on average with taxes $160. in france to pay $38 get worldwide calling to 70 countries not just u.s. and canada, worldwide television not just domestic and the internet is
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